AMD Releases Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.1 Beta

Subject: Graphics Cards | May 9, 2016 - 02:05 PM |
Tagged: amd, graphics drivers, crimson

This is good to see. AMD has released Radeon Software Crimson Edition 16.5.1 to align with Forza Motorsport 6: Apex. The drivers are classified as Beta, and so is the game, coincidentally, which means 16.5.1 is not WHQL-certified. That doesn't have the weight that it used to, though. Its only listed feature is performance improvements with that title, especially for the R9 Fury X graphics card. Game-specific optimizations near launch appear to be getting consistent, and that was an area that AMD really needed to improve upon, historically.

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There are a handful of known issues, but they don't seem particularly concerning. The AMD Gaming Evolved overlay may crash in some titles, and The Witcher 3 may flicker in Crossfire, both of which could be annoying if they affect a game that you have been focusing on, but that's about it. There might be other issues (and improvements) that are not listed in the notes, but that's all I have to work on at the moment.

If you're interested in Forza 6: Apex, check out AMD's download page.

Source: AMD

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May 9, 2016 | 02:56 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

A bit late on the trigger here. This driver has been out for about 5 days now.

May 9, 2016 | 03:03 PM - Posted by Penteract (not verified)

Sounds good - but what about the other games that have recently released, or will in the next couple of weeks? I know a significant number of people are having trouble with AMD cards playing Battleborn (as an example).

May 9, 2016 | 06:40 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I've been hearing that, too. I wonder what they changed between the open beta and the full release. The open beta ran beautifully on my R9-290.

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